shrink tunnels for sale，shrink tunnels for sale，shrink tunnels for sale，shrink tunnels for sale，Lollapalooza, the music festival taking place in Chicago this weekend, will require concertgoers to show vaccine cards or negative Covid tests upon arrival and the unvaccinated will have to wear masks during the show.
Nudging vs. requiring. The NFL is not requiring vaccines, but it is making life much more difficult for unvaccinated players. They must get tested every day during training camp, adhere to travel restrictions, wear masks, stay out of the sauna and steam room (come on!!!), eat their meals separately and more. Even that's not changing every mind.
What's in the mind of the hard-core unvaccinated? Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley has been outspoken in his opposition to getting the vaccine.
"I will be outside doing what I do. I'll be out in public," he warned people in June on Twitter. "If your (sic) scared of me then steer clear, or get vaccinated. Point. Blank. Period. I may die of covid, but I'd rather die actually living."
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In a statement Wednesday, Beasley said he wouldn't take any more questions on the vaccine and just doesn't think anybody knows enough about it.
No can't be an option. As the Delta variant rages, there's a growing line of thought that only requirements will force the hesitant or hostile to get the shot.
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"I think they're going to have to be swayed by mandates," said Dr. Paul Offit, who sits on the FDA's vaccine advisory committee, when he appeared Thursday on CNN. He pointed out that measles had been eradicated by school vaccine mandates in this country until it came back because pockets of parents rejected vaccines.
"Mandates are 'You have to get the vaccine or else you don't get to work here.' You're seeing that happen in the private sector. ... Sometimes you have to compel people to do the right thing. Unfortunately, that's where we are right now," he said.
Next step: FDA approval. What could turbocharge requirements is full FDA approval of the vaccines. The military is being exempted from Biden's vaccine requirement and leaders have suggested they will wait for full FDA approval before requiring soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to get the shot.
Many companies may be waiting for that green light as well.
"You get the FDA to say, 'It's final, it's approved,' and I can guarantee you all the places I'm involved in, if you don't get vaccinated you will get fired," Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone told CNBC on Wednesday. He sits on the board of trustees of the NYU Langone Medical Center. "You have an obligation to your fellow man to protect him as well as yourself."
What's taking so long? We've got a new story on the FDA approval process, which includes this:
"An FDA official told CNN on Wednesday that the agency continues to work as fast as possible to review the applications. The official noted that as part of the emergency use authorization granted last year, the vaccines have already undergone a "thorough scientific evaluation" in order to "meet FDA's rigorous standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality."
(I'm trying to imagine the complete and utter chaos if, for some reason, the FDA doesn't grant full authorization to vaccines that are already in the arms of about 50% of the country. Note: That is not expected to happen.)
Where are requirements already in place? Dr. Marc Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist hospital network, was on CNN on Thursday and talked about his outfit's requirement, announced in May and enacted in June.
"We were able to achieve near 100% vaccination," he said. "We lost about half a percent of the work force; 26,000 individuals work at Houston Methodist. We lost 153 individuals who did not want to get vaccinated. About 1% of people have an exemption for a religious reason, 1% to deferred until after pregnancy; 98% of people are walking around vaccinated. And we've watched dozens of hospital systems follow suit."
He also noted an uptick in vaccinations as Delta variant cases rise in Texas.
"They're realizing it was a mistake and this is going out of control," he said. "Unfortunately, while we've seen an uptick, it's not enough."
Most requirements from businesses I read about include a religious exemption, although relatively few people use it, if Houston Methodist is an indicator.
Not everyone agrees there should be a religious exemption. Here's the argument that there should be no religious exemption, as written in the LA Times by the dean of UC Berkeley's law school, Erwin Chemerinsky, who cites an opinion written by the conservative justice Antonin Scalia to back up his argument.
"Stopping the spread of a deadly communicable disease is obviously a compelling interest and vaccinations are the best way to reach that goal. No one, in practicing his or her religion, has a constitutional right to endanger others," he says.
Then again, a federal court in Ohio once heard arguments in a case regarding the flu shot that equated deeply held veganism to a religious belief. The parties in that case settled.
The Supreme Court has not heard a case directly related to vaccine requirements in more than 100 years. That seems likely to change as more such requirements -- from cities, states, employers and other groups -- are enacted.
A federal court in Indiana this month preliminarily upheld Indiana University's vaccine requirement for students. It allows for a religious exemption. Even still, the students argued the requirement deprived them of their liberty. So far, that's not good enough.